Dublin’s fairer city:
Suzanne O'Connell, Landscape Architect, Parks Landscape Biodiversity Services, Dublin City Council and Co-Founder, The Decorators, London
Who is Dublin designed for? A question that needs answering, with up to 70% fewer people venturing into the centre in Lockdown. The plight of the homeless and inequalities in housing and access to amenity were laid bare. The absence of cars however was ‘quite wonderful’ says Suzanne O’Connell. Can the centre be redesigned with more people living there, for whom new intimate spaces could be created and greater priority given to pedestrians? Dubliners need a conversation that reveals the answers.